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Keila from Guatemala raised $1,445 to fund brain surgery.

Keila
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  • $1,445 raised, $0 to go
$1,445
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Keila's treatment was fully funded on April 1, 2017.
August 15, 2017

Keila sadly and unexpectedly passed away after her surgery.

We are deeply saddened to report that after a successful surgery, Keila developed an infection and passed away.

We are committed to reporting all outcomes transparently—even the ones we wish were different. Thank you so much for your support of Keila and her family.

We are deeply saddened to report that after a successful surgery, Keila developed an infection and passed away. We are committed to repo...

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January 17, 2017

Keila is a fifteen-month old girl from Guatemala. She is the youngest in a family of four children. Keila likes playing with toys and watching television. Her favorite food is pasta.

Keila was born with several birth defects. She has already received funding from Watsi for malnutrition. Now, she needs treatment for hydrocephalus, a condition in which excess cerebrospinal fluid accumulates in the brain.

On January 17, Keila will undergo a shunt insertion surgery at our medical partner’s care center, Hospital Roosevelt. The procedure will drain the fluid from Keila’s brain.

Keila’s family wants her to get well but can’t afford her treatment. Our medical partner, Wuqu’ Kawoq, is asking for $1,445 in funds to cover the cost of Keila’s surgery, labs, medication, family lodging, and followup treatments.

Keila’s mother says, “My hope is for Keila to have a normal life, and for all the people who supported her to see that she was a success.”

Keila’s mother is looking forward to seeing her daughter get back to eating pasta, watching television, and playing with her brother!

Keila is a fifteen-month old girl from Guatemala. She is the youngest in a family of four children. Keila likes playing with toys and watchi...

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Keila's Timeline

  • January 17, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Keila was submitted by Cate Hendren, Complex Care Coordinator at Wuqu’ Kawoq, our medical partner in Guatemala.

  • January 17, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Keila received treatment at Hospital Roosevelt. Medical partners often provide care to patients accepted by Watsi before those patients are fully funded, operating under the guarantee that the cost of care will be paid for by donors.

  • January 18, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Keila's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • April 01, 2017
    FULLY FUNDED

    Keila's treatment was fully funded.

  • August 15, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Keila. Read the update.

Funded by 24 donors

Funded by 24 donors

Treatment
Neurosurgery
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,445 for Keila's treatment
Hospital Fees
$437
Medical Staff
$234
Medication
$3
Supplies
$0
Travel
$347
Labs
$64
Radiology
$360

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84%funded
$1,263raised
$237to go

Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Shin

Shin is a 15-year-old novice monk from Burma. He lives and studies with his brother in Aung Damar Zinyone Learning Centre Monastery in Insein Township, Yangon Division. His father is a government officer for the ministry of religious affairs and culture and his mother is a shopkeeper and sells rice and curry. Although his parents send them pocket money, they cannot always do so. Instead, Shin and his brother are supported by the monks, and he collects donations of food from the community with the other monks, during morning alms collections. In his free time Shin like to play football with his friends. Sometimes, he likes to read books and study to learn new things. Shin was diagnosed with a heart condition that involves a malformation of the mitral valve, the valve between the left atrium and left ventricle. This valve controls the flow of blood, but certain conditions may cause blood to flow backward or the valve to narrow. Currently, Shin has difficulty breathing, is unable to sleep at night and sometimes he has a fever during the night. He cannot walk long distances and he has difficulty walking up stairs. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $1,500 to fund a mitral valve replacement for Shin. The treatment is scheduled to take place on August 21 and, once completed, will hopefully allow him to live more comfortably. “When I grow up, I want to become a monk to help those in need as well as children whose parents cannot afford to send them to school,” said Shin. “This has been my dream since I was a child.”

84% funded

84%funded
$1,263raised
$237to go